Cricket

Hossain jailed for torturing child

2015-10-05 15:18
Shahadat Hossain (Gallo)

Dhaka - Bangladesh fast bowler Shahadat Hossain was sent to prison on Monday on charges of torturing an 11-year-old housemaid.

Hossain saw his petition for bail rejected by the court a day after his wife was arrested.

The 29-year-old Hossain and his wife had been absconding since a case was registered against them last month under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has suspended him from all forms of cricket until the charges are cleared.

Hossain, who has played 38 Tests and 51 one-day internationals for Bangladesh, last played a Test against Pakistan this year, but was then dropped because of injuries.

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